Active Directory

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Use Active Directory Monitoring to Protect Remote Active Directory Logins

Active Directory (AD) is a process service that is used in Microsoft® Windows-based environments. It is responsible for authenticating users when they connect to servers and for authorizing access to different directories, files, and data. AD is also responsible for carrying out security protocols on all connected devices and computers. For example, there is a policy in place where, after three login attempts, a user’s account is locked.


Secure mobile Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Enterprise Alert is the premier solution for reliable, targeted, and accountable Alerting. At Derdack, we have always aimed to provide the best possible security combined with an easy to use User interface. Part of this UI is the Enterprise Alert mobile App which supports secure 2-factor authentication by integrating with ADFS.


Active Directory Monitoring Essential Guide

An effective active directory monitoring system is essential to a secure directory design. There is a wide variety of security issues and loopholes that can be identified early if the users on the network are following the active directory monitoring guidelines. The lack of such monitoring can lead to a multitude of security threats which can result in financial and reputational damage along with data loss.


Domain controller patch alert! Vulnerability grants domain admin access in 10 seconds

A critical Active Directory vulnerability (CVE-2020-1472) has been making headlines for being the most notorious elevation of privilege bug because it can affect all computers and domain controllers in an organization. This high-risk vulnerability, dubbed Zerologon, gives threat actors easy, instant access to domain controllers without requiring any additional privileges. This attack does not even require a user to be authenticated; the user just needs to be connected to the internal network.


Move users to another domain and retain AD Connect sync

We were recently asked for help by one of our clients that needed to separate a number of users from their existing domain by moving them into their own Active Directory forest. This can happen for all sorts of reasons, including divestments, security, geographical or division separation. Whatever the reason, they needed to move these users across into an entirely new AD domain.


How to sync users from a second domain using AD Connect

Do you need to integrate a new company in with your existing employer and therefore in to your already provisioned Azure AD tenant. Or perhaps just need to share your tenancy and office 365 services with more than one company, then you could find yourself in a position where you need to sync users from another domain and have already configured AD Connect, well there is a way to add the second domain to your current Azure tenancy, so you can sync those users from the second domain.


How to Monitor, Manage, and Secure Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the nerve center enabling your federal agency to access the systems and applications staff members need to do their jobs. AD is also a high-risk target for inside and outside threats and can be a gateway for other potential security vulnerabilities. The key to protecting your agency’s AD is to have the right processes in place to maintain its integrity, know whether something is happening that shouldn’t be, and demonstrate compliance if required.


Zerologon: Tripwire Industrial Visibility Threat Definition Update Released

Today, we released a Threat Definition Update bundle for our Tripwire Industrial Visibility solution to aid in the detection of Zerologon. Otherwise known as CVE-2020-1472, Zerologon made news in the summer of 2020 when it received a CVSSv3 score of 10—the most critical rating of severity. Zerologon is a vulnerability that affects the cryptographic authentication mechanism used by the Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC), a core authentication component of Active Directory.